Monday, June 16, 2014

Book Review #455 - Nowhere Boys by Elise McCredie


Four teenage boys are hiking in the bush when they are caught in a freak storm. After surviving the night, the boys expect a hero’s welcome, but instead they find that nobody knows who they are. Not their family. Not their friends. They are faced with a town of blank faces and are trapped in a world where they don’t exist. Sam, Jake and Andy are desperate to right their lives. They need to figure out how to make things go back to the way they used to be. Only Felix is conflicted: there are certain things about this new world that he likes. But as they grapple with their situation, it becomes clear that other things have been disturbed. A dark force has been unleashed and suddenly the situation becomes desperate. The boys must find a way to right their lives before evil destroys them.

My Rating: 3/5

I received this book for review from Hardie Grant Egmont

This book is a novelization of a TV Show of the same name which I had never heard of prior to receiving this book. 

Given that the author of this book wrote numerous episodes of the show, I feel like this book probably shows a honest portrayal of the characters and the show as a whole. 

The four main protagonists had completely different  personalities and vastly different backgrounds which made their interactions very interesting. 

I liked the whole idea of their friends and family not knowing who they were but felt like more could have been done if the reason was more sci-fi related rather than witchcraft. 

The whole witchcraft aspect completely surprised me because it didn't feel like that kind of book up until that point. At first I thought it was a little over the top but once the characters became accepting of it I found I was as well. 

The book ends with a cliff-hanger so I'm not sure if sequels are in the works.

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